Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mediterranean fare and hookah usage at Cairo Café on Lafayette Road. Sating adventurous appetites for overseas aromas, Cairo Café crafts authentic flavors and traditional treats alongside redolent hookah puffs. Prepare palates for overseas destinations with bites of fouul, a delectable concoction of spiced fava beans and tahini ($3.99), or head for doughty sandwiched straits with the shawerma chicken ($6.95) and the hummus-infused falafel ($6.95), both enveloped in a neat pita package for cutlery-free consumption and discounted postage rates for overseas dining companions. More indecisive eaters will adore the endless variety of the buffet, a multifarious mélange of Mediterranean flavors available for lunch ($8.99, $10.99 on weekends) and dinner ($10.99). The infantry of Mediterranean fare is fully armed by an ample drink menu, including domestic and imported beers ($2.75–$3.75), wines ($5–$7 per glass), egyptian teas ($1.85–$9.99), and turkish coffee ($2.50). Finalizing savory meal stories is an array of sweet dessert selections such as omm ali, an Egyptian bread pudding ($3.50), and an expansive variety of hookah flavors ($7.49–$12.49), perfect for after-dinner ponderings with mildly indignant nursery-rhyming caterpillars.
- A lovely, well run restaurant with a worldly feel combined with local charm. Reasonably priced buffet for the type of food you are eating, and make sure you order the Egyptian tea! – Rayne Fox, Yahoo! Travel
- The owners are great/welcoming people and create a nice environment to kick it with friends or family. Btw, amazing desserts. – Nadeem B., Yelp, 1/21/09